Tumble dryer printed circuit board heater relay faults
This video will help you diagnose faults with tumble dryer Circuit Boards that are not heating, and how to repair them.
This video with help you repair your faulty circuit board on most machines
Understand how the tumble dryer works.
Both condenser and vented tumble dryers use very similar heating elements and thermostatic systems. They do vary depending on the manufacturers. They usually have one thermostat sensors on the front or an NTC sensor and one or two thermostat sensors on the back normally above the heater. The tumble dryer on this video has two thermostats fitted on the heating element housing located at the back. These are prime candidates when diagnosing no heat faults on tumble dryers.
The heating element and all thermostats should be tested first as these are the most common to fail.
On the front you sometimes have a thermostat. You should test it for continuity. There is also an NTC sensor and you should test if for resistance (measured in holm's see our video on this). If all these are good the you can start looking at the Circuit Board for faults.
First understand how Relays work.
- A relay is an electromagnetic switch operated by a relatively small electric current that can turn on or off a much larger electric current. (heater or motor) The heart of a relay is an electromagnet (a coil of wire that becomes a temporary magnet when electricity flows through it)
- the relays are normally controlled by the Circuit Board and the information that comes from the NTC sensor, but on a lot of occasions the contacts in the relay burn due to amperage being drawn through the relay (higher amperage relays would last longer)
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